Tag Archives: Steve Gadd

Max Roach and Steve Gadd

SKF NOTE: Yesterday I remembered an early 1980s phone conversation I had with Max Roach. I couldn’t remember why Mr. Roach and I had the conversation. But this morning I can fill in the blanks. I was still Modern Drummer’s … Continue reading

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How Gadd’s Riff Became Part of ‘Fifty Ways’

SKF NOTE: Steve Gadd was inducted into the Rochester (New York) Hall of Fame on April 22, 2018. Steve was joined as a new inductee by longtime friend and band mate bassist Tony Levin, and by one of Steve’s great … Continue reading

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Dave Weckl on Gary Chester 1983

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my 1983 interview with Dave Weckl for Modern Drummer. Most of this interview is not published anywhere. Portions of it were published in MD as a profile of Dave Weckl. I first heard of … Continue reading

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Max Roach: What You’re Playing for is Sound

SKF NOTE: This exchange with Max Roach took place on July 15, 1981 at his home in Connecticut. The back story is posted here.  How up-and-coming drummers learned from their drummer elders has always interested me. In this interview segment, … Continue reading

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Steve Gadd’s Famous Zildjian, Yamaha, Ludwig Ad

SKF NOTE: I had not seen this Zildjian Steve Gadd advertisement in many years. But a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the ad on the back cover of Modern Drummer‘s October 1981 issue — and I smiled. Zildjian used … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: My Pivotal Moments with Steve Gadd

SKF NOTE: A belated happy birthday to Steve Gadd. Paraphrasing bassist Ron Carter when asked how Elvin Jones changed drumming: Listen to drummers before Steve Gadd hit the scene and listen to drummers after. There are many excellent pop and … Continue reading

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Chick Corea & Steve Gadd Online Master Class

SKF NOTE: This Tweet from Chick Corea came through yesterday. This morning I watched the almost 14-minutes available — two songs — of this master class on my iPhone. I also watched it on my Macbook, but the iPhone Periscope … Continue reading

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